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Pizzeria Antica


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Antica practices the 130 year old art of traditional Neapolitan pizza made in accordance to the rules and regulations of master pizza mak- ers of Naples, Italy through their Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). We start with the world's best flour, Antimo Caputo Tipo 00. We cold proof the dough for 24 hours. We add only fresh, minimally processed ingredients.The San Marzano tomatoes ripened on the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius.The olive oil is estate produced. The Bufala cheese is made in Naples. Our Parmesan is Reggiano. We top the pizza with only the finest artisan meats. We cook in wood fired ovens, hand built in Naples by Stefano Ferrara. Enjoy your pizza with fine Italian wines & beer,antipasti,
$9 - $18
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Pizza, International
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We love this place! The pizza is delicious- very authentic! Staff is wonderful. Highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lolas B
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time. Decided on the Bianca pizza. Although we have never been to Italy, we imagine that this is exactly what authentic Italian pizza is like. Can't wait to go back and try all the different pizzas.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank frugaleater
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Excellent pizza, the only one I've had in town that reminds me of the ones I've had in Italy. Excellent crust and good ingredients. There are convenient, individual pizzas, with a lot of choices for toppings. Buying an individual pizza is more expensive than getting...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jacques H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We went this last weekend, food was excellent. The pizza was fresh and not your typical pie. We had the diovola pizza and a house salad. Highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diane S
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Really liked this place and I'm pretty tough on pizza reviews. But they have a very fresh, simple approach cooked in very high heat ovens that makes for outstanding pizza. We scored seats overlooking the kitchen and ovens so could see the all the fun!...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ordglobal
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great dough and interesting and fresh ingredients. This pizza does not taste like your typical American pizza and that's a wonderful thing! Casual and low-key restaurants where pizza's come quickly. Salads are very tasty as well. The gelato is wonderful too!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 4fromChampaign
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Good food , nothing exotic, salad was not to my taste, but I noticed the grand kids were wolfing it down. The adults and the near adults enjoyed the single bottle of red wine that was ordered. I was to drive so I refrained from...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We attempted to visit Black Dog (Downtown) but was not willing to wait 90 minutes for a table (granted it was a Saturday night). We walked instead to Pizzeria Antica. Their website indicates they were founded in 2015. It shows. Our hostess was new -...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank X9342XYrichardr
Reviewed April 25, 2018

With all the cheap pizza placed on campus, this place stands out in downtown Champaign for its authentic Italian pizza made with great ingredients and in a fine dining atmosphere. We went here to celebrate a birthday and they were nice enough to give us...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sushobhan3216
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We took extended family members here for dinner. It's a nice, open feel in the restaurant - I think it formerly was the offices of an architect firm. And they haven't crowded the tables in like some places do. Also liked the children's toys tucked...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Response from Ramin K | Property representative |
We are still perfecting our gluten free crust offering. Our ovens are entirely too hot to produce a viable gluten free crust so far... However, we are experimenting with running our second oven at a lower temperature... More
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